The refrigeration units placed on trucks in 1938 by Thermo King Corp. revolutionized the transportation of perishable foods. Today they are a common sight on streets everywhere. Consumer demand for meat, poultry, produce and dairy products increased at an astounding rate. These installations and subsequent ones on refrigerated vehicles, ships, and railroads have had worldwide impact on the preservation of food and other perishables during distribution.
Society: ASME Main Category: Mechanical Sub Category: Environmental Control Era: 1940-1949 DateCreated: 1940 Thermo King© Corporation Minneapolis State: MN Zip: 55420 Country: USA Website: http://www.asme.org/about-asme/history/landmarks/topics-a-l/environmental-control/-192-thermo-king%C2%A9-c-refrigeration-unit-%281940%29, https://www.asme.org/getmedia/565fee1c-1fa3-49e0-96f4-d5ebc1b499e1/192-Thermo-King-Refrigeration-Unit.aspx Creator: Jones, Frederick M., Numero, Joseph A.
YearAdded:Image Credit: Courtesy of ASME Era_date_from: 1940